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New opinion poll shows dead heat in Toronto Mayoral race
Forum Research survey shows Olivia Chow leads in a 5-way Mayor's race
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Toronto City Hall. (file photo)

There's still a long way to go before the October 27th municipal election but there is a new opinion poll out in the Toronto Mayor's race.

Forum Research did survey on Monday and compared to early June, Olivia Chow has fallen 9 points.  

Rob Ford has gained 7 points and John Tory remains the same, tied for first in a statistical dead heat, if the top 5 candidates stay till the end.

Chow leads the way with 29 percent support, followed by Tory at 28, and Ford at 27.

If it becomes a 3-way race, the advantage goes to Olivia Chow.  Tory is next and Rob Ford trails Chow by 8 points.

The survey finds voters who are familiar with John Tory think highly of him, with his approval rating at more than 65 percent -- up about 5 percent from 3 weeks ago.

Compare that to 54 percent for Olivia Chow, whose approval is slightly down over the same time frame.

Rob Ford is at the bottom with only about a third saying they approve of him.

In fact, about 6 in 10 voters are still calling on the Mayor to step down from office.

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Toronto City Hall. (file photo)

There's still a long way to go before the October 27th municipal election but there is a new opinion poll out in the Toronto Mayor's race.

Forum Research did survey on Monday and compared to early June, Olivia Chow has fallen 9 points.  

Rob Ford has gained 7 points and John Tory remains the same, tied for first in a statistical dead heat, if the top 5 candidates stay till the end.

Chow leads the way with 29 percent support, followed by Tory at 28, and Ford at 27.

If it becomes a 3-way race, the advantage goes to Olivia Chow.  Tory is next and Rob Ford trails Chow by 8 points.

The survey finds voters who are familiar with John Tory think highly of him, with his approval rating at more than 65 percent -- up about 5 percent from 3 weeks ago.

Compare that to 54 percent for Olivia Chow, whose approval is slightly down over the same time frame.

Rob Ford is at the bottom with only about a third saying they approve of him.

In fact, about 6 in 10 voters are still calling on the Mayor to step down from office.

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